10 Best Gifts for Photographers

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We bet that you’ve been racking your brains over what to gift to your photographer friend so many times. There are so many occasions when you need to give a present like a BD party, Christmas, and so on. And what if your BF or GF does photography?

Actually, there are so many things that can serve as a perfect gift for a photographer that will make them shine with happiness apart from pretty costly and beaten cameras and lenses. In this post we’ve prepared a list of 10 helpful and cheap gifts for a photographer. Check it out!

Photoshop keyboard shortcut skin

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All photographers use either Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop and in case of the latter things can get pretty tricky if you don’t remember all hotkeys. It’s not a problem anymore since KB Covers launched a special keyboard cover with Photoshop shortcut skins.

For only $25

Cell phone lens

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Most often photographers don’t carry all their gear on them but situations worth capturing happen daily all around you. However, the thing that everyone takes along always is a cell phone and phone cameras are ridiculously good these days. Companies like Manfrotto and Mobi-lens produce lenses for cell phones that can make your cell phone photography even better.

Under $50

Gorillapod by JOBY

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These mini flexible tripods produced by JOBY are just lovely. From tripods for point-and-shoot cameras to sturdy but still small tripods for DSLRs, you can take them with you and make a perfect shot anywhere by fixing your camera to things that surround you.

From $15

Beanbag tripod

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The POD company, as well as other companies, makes these awesome beanbag tripods for fixing your camera. Simply place your point-and-shoot camera or DSLR on it and then fix it with an elastic band. As easy as this.

From $22

Set of filters

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A set of lens filters like UV, ND, or circular polarizer filters will become an awesome gift for your photographer friend. And quality filters won’t necessarily be pricey. Tiffen company makes quality filters at reasonable prices so we recommend you to check it out.

From $15

Lens cleaning kit

giottoo lens cleaning kit

This one is a classic since every photographer needs to clean their lenses and camera’s sensor like air. Giotto’s company produces excellent and cheap cleaning kits that include brush, rocket air blower, cloth, cleaning liquid, and swabs.

For only $13

Memory card or HDD

sandisk memory card

What does a typical photographer always lack? That’s right, it’s space. Sandisk company produces high-quality memory cards that you can buy at reasonable prices. Mind though that a quality HDD may cost you a penny, but it will be definitely worth it.

From $50


You can also think about purchasing your photographer friend a 12-month official subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud that includes Photoshop and Lightroom. Apart from it, we are sure that any other software like official plug-ins will be welcomed too.

Photography books

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A book is a really common present but it’s always good to receive one especially if it is helpful. Try googling the most famous photographers and check out whether they have books that you can purchase. It’s a no-brainer!

Subscription to online or offline photography courses

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If not learning more, what can make you get better at photography? Nowadays the web is full of different exciting and useful courses on photography. Simply find one that you think your friend will like, purchase a subscription, and send it to them!

Majority of the gifts listed in this post can be purchased from B&H or other online photography equipment retailers.

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